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New Family Liaison Joins DSCC Team

February 17th, 2017

DSCC parent Gina Jones will work with families north of Interstate 80. The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is proud to welcome a new part-time Family Liaison to…

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HEAL Helps with Unexpected Medical Expenses

June 23rd, 2016

ComEd launched a utility assistance program for those facing unexpected medical expenses The HEAL program helps ComEd customers pay their electric bill when they experience unexpected medical expenses. HEAL comes from the Hospital-Based Energy Assistance and…

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Healing Garden Opens at Almost Home Kids

June 8th, 2016

“It’s a wonderful place of serenity and refuge.” Outside the Naperville location of Almost Home Kids, a garden has been created for children, siblings, parents, guests, and volunteers. Visitors enjoy the soothing water fountain, figures of kites, flowers, and deer…

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Social Work Aide Receives Merit Award

November 6th, 2015

Daisy Chavez was honored with the UIC Division of Specialized Care for Children 2015 Award of Merit and Distinction. Chavez is a bilingual Social Work Aide in the Chicago Home Care Regional Office.  “Ms. Chavez consistently demonstrates a positive, ‘can-do’…

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Shriners and UI Health Join Forces

February 9th, 2015

New affiliation agreement allows for seamless care. The Shriners and UI Health created an affiliation that allows patients easier access to doctors. This UI Health article details how patients will benefit from the new arrangement….

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Home Care Program Presented at Grand Roundssun-icon

September 9th, 2014

Students and physicians learned about the Home Care Program. Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine  invited UIC Specialized Care for Children’s Director, Thomas Jerkovitz, to share the vision for the Home Care Program during Grand…

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Chicago Park District Special Recreation Programs

March 6th, 2014

Find out about programs from the Chicago Park District. Chicago parks have over 20 specialty locations and special recreation programs for people who have physical or intellectual disabilities, who are blind or visually impaired, or…

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Free Tax Prep in Chicago Area

February 4th, 2014

Free tax preparation helps people claim valuable tax credits and secure refunds. Services are available to households earning up to $50,000 and individuals earning up to $25,000. Volunteers at Ladder Up staff many locations on…

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